Kerala govt’s ‘Uber-model’ taxi service to be rolled out on Nov 1

Thiruvananthapuram: The state government’s proposed ‘online taxi auto’ service, modelled on Uber and Ola, will be rolled out on November 1, informed Labour Minister V Sivankutty.

The pilot project will be introduced in Thiruvananthapuram and before that, a trial run will be conducted, said the minister in a Facebook post on Saturday.The service to be spearheaded by the Kerala Motor Transport Workers Welfare Fund Board (KMTWWFB) will function under the Labour Commissionerate.

Considering the COVID-19 situation, the vehicles that will be made part of the service need not install GPS. In turn, the drivers can use the GPS facility on their smartphones for navigation, said the minister.